Blessed Miguel Augustín Pro, SJ
Feast Day: November 23
Born: January 13, 1891, in Guadalupe, Mexico
Died: November 23, 1927, in Mexico City, Mexico
Born to a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, Miguel entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious prosecution. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925.
Father Pro immediately returned to Mexico, where he served a Church forced to go "underground." He celebrated the Eucharist clandestinely and ministered the other sacraments to small groups of Catholics.
He and his brother Roberto were arrested on trumped-up charges of attempting to assassinate Mexico's president. Roberto was spared, but Miguel was sentenced to face a firing squad on November 23, 1927. " ¡Viva Cristo Rey!" (Long live Christ the King!) were the last words Pro uttered before being executed.
Miguel Pro was beatified in 1988.
Pro Community Staff Leadership
Gloria Coste de Falk
Bessette Community Student Leadership
Student 1 & Student 2
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